Chris Christie wins game, President Obama gets bear

While touring New Jersey's Point Pleasant boardwalk Tuesday afternoon, President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) took on the arcade game "TouchDown Fever."

Christie must have had the home-field advantage. Obama missed five tries at the game, which involved throwing a football through a tire, before Christie made his only try. The two high-fived.

"That's because he's running for office," Obama quipped of Christie, who is up for reelection this fall. The vendor presented the president with a stuffed bear wearing a Chicago Bears football jersey representing the president's home town.

The two politicians met with families and business owners to highlight progress in recovering from Hurricane Sandy as the Jersey Shore prepares for the summer tourist season. The trip rekindles the unlikely political bromance between Obama and Christie that began in 2012 after the storm hit.

After the tour, Obama gave a brief speech at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, encouraging people to visit the area.

"If they ever let me have some fun, I'd have some fun over here," he said.

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